Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
32,039 (43,856)911509 (4.06)350
Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.- Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
… (more)
Disambiguation Notice

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm born in 1785, is the older of two brothers known as Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm is the other. Each author published books separately and these names should not be combined with each other nor with a combined name such as Brothers Grimm or Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Thanks. Individual books can be combined by ISBN if there is one. -- The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales is not at all equivalent to selections and editions intended for children.

(ger)Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm geboren 1785, ist der ältere von zwei Brüdern, die als Brüder Grimm bekannt sind, Wilhelm Karl Grimm ist der andere. Beide veröffentlichten auch eigenständig Bücher, die nicht mit "Brüder Grimm" oder "Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm" kombiniert werden sollten. Danke. Individuelle Ausgaben können mit Hilfe der ISBN - soweit vorhanden - kombiniert werden..

Die Gesamtausgabe der Grimmschen Märchen ist bei weitem nicht deckungsgleich mit Auswahlausgaben und Bearbeitungen für Kinder.

Grimm's Fairy Tales (Author) 1,409 copies, 15 reviews
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs 1,103 copies, 43 reviews
The Annotated Brothers Grimm 1,040 copies, 16 reviews
Hansel and Gretel 601 copies, 32 reviews
Grimm's Fairy Stories 428 copies, 7 reviews
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales 292 copies, 2 reviews
Snow White and Rose Red 257 copies, 14 reviews
The Bremen Town Musicians 239 copies, 9 reviews
Rumpelstiltskin 234 copies, 6 reviews
Brave Little Tailor 223 copies, 2 reviews
The Frog Prince 209 copies, 6 reviews
The Big Book of Grimm 180 copies, 3 reviews
Grimm's Fairy Tales: Twenty Stories (Author) 175 copies, 2 reviews
Twelve Dancing Princesses 170 copies, 5 reviews
The Grimms' German Folk Tales 144 copies, 1 review
Rapunzel 113 copies, 10 reviews
The Fisherman and His Wife 111 copies, 7 reviews
The Golden Goose 108 copies, 2 reviews
Contes 99 copies
Little Red Riding Hood 96 copies, 5 reviews
The Seven Ravens 92 copies, 5 reviews
Grimms' Fairy Tales {Nora Kramer, editor} (Author) 91 copies, 1 review
Iron Hans 79 copies, 4 reviews
Little Red Riding Hood 65 copies, 8 reviews
Rapunzel 63 copies, 3 reviews
Bremen Town Musicians (Troll) 62 copies, 1 review
Deutsches Wörterbuch 61 copies, 1 review
Cinderella 54 copies, 3 reviews
The Three Bears 54 copies
Mother Frost 53 copies
Tom Thumb 46 copies
Snow White and Rose Red 43 copies, 2 reviews
Eventyr 43 copies
The Sleeping Beauty 40 copies, 3 reviews
Rumpelstiltskin (Author; Author) 35 copies, 4 reviews
Jorinda and Joringel 35 copies, 1 review
Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm (Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
Favorite Fairy Tales 33 copies, 1 review
Grimm's Fairy Tales 31 copies, 1 review
The Star Child 30 copies, 1 review
The Musicians of Bremen 27 copies, 1 review
Fairy Tales (Author) 26 copies
The Seven Ravens 25 copies, 3 reviews
The Queen Bee 25 copies
Hans in Luck 22 copies
Grimmin sadut. III : Lumikki 19 copies, 1 review
Der Froschkönig 19 copies, 1 review
Grimmin sadut. I : Ruusunen 19 copies, 1 review
The Bear and the Bird King 17 copies, 1 review
The Goose Girl 17 copies
Grimms Märchen 15 copies
Sprookjes 14 copies
The Wishing Table 14 copies, 1 review
Grimm's Fairy Tales 13 copies, 2 reviews
100 fairy tales 13 copies
Sleeping Beauty, The 11 copies, 3 reviews
The Town Musicians of Bremen (Author) 11 copies
Grimmin satuja 10 copies
Del Enebro 10 copies
King of the Golden Mountain 10 copies, 1 review
Fairy Tales 9 copies
Hans og Grete 8 copies
Märchen der Brüder Grimm 8 copies, 1 review
La Ondina y otros cuentos 8 copies, 1 review
Little Red Cap 7 copies, 1 review
Grimmin sadut 7 copies
Märchen 6 copies
Fairy Tales 6 copies
Grimm's Fairy Tales (Author) 6 copies
Märchen 6 copies
Faithful John 5 copies
Cat and Mouse in Partnership 5 copies, 2 reviews
Briar Rose 5 copies
Fairy Tales 5 copies
Fiabe 5 copies
Fairy Tales 4 copies
Fairy tales 4 copies
Little Red Riding Hood 4 copies, 1 review
Fiabe scelte 4 copies
Baśnie 4 copies
Old Sultan 4 copies, 2 reviews
Grimmin satuaarteita 3 copies, 1 review
La Casita de Chocolate 3 copies, 1 review
RUMPELSTILTSKIN (Author) 3 copies
The Twelve Brothers (Collector) 3 copies, 1 review
Dornröschen 3 copies
The Water of Life 3 copies, 1 review
Pasakos 3 copies
Lucky Hans 3 copies, 1 review
Blancheneige 3 copies
Rødhætte 3 copies
Fairy stories 3 copies
Fairy tales 3 copies
Godfather Death 3 copies, 1 review
Porkkanainen 2 copies
Rumleskaft 2 copies
Blancaneus 2 copies
Doornroosje 2 copies
Snehvide 2 copies
Törnrosa 2 copies
Askepot 2 copies
Rumpelstilzchen (Author) 2 copies
Gåsepiken 2 copies
Fairy Tales 2 copies
Little Red Riding Hood 1,113 copies, 163 reviews
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (Contributor) 896 copies, 4 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 846 copies, 6 reviews
Snow White (Author) 364 copies, 25 reviews
Best in Children's Books 06 343 copies, 2 reviews
Rapunzel (Trina Schart Hyman) 340 copies, 4 reviews
Fantasy Stories (Contributor) 293 copies, 8 reviews
The Elves and the Shoemaker 287 copies, 1 review
Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales (Contributor) 256 copies, 1 review
The Singing Bones (Creator.) 233 copies, 12 reviews
The Twelve Dancing Princesses 219 copies, 13 reviews
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (Contributor) 186 copies, 3 reviews
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Contributor) 118 copies, 3 reviews
Witches' Brew (Contributor) 108 copies
Best in Children's Books 01 95 copies, 1 review
Hansel and Gretel 95 copies, 5 reviews
Hansel and Gretel (First Readers) (some editions) 83 copies, 1 review
The Goose Girl: A Story from the Brothers Grimm (Author, some editions) 79 copies, 6 reviews
Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland (Translator, some editions) 69 copies, 1 review
Victorian Fairy Tales (Oxford World's Classics) (Contributor) 66 copies, 4 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (Contributor) 57 copies
Great German Short Novels and Stories (Contributor) 51 copies, 1 review
Best in Children's Books 04 49 copies, 1 review
Bremen Town Musicians (Author) 44 copies, 3 reviews
Iron Hans: A Grimms' Fairy Tale (Contributor) 41 copies, 3 reviews
A Golden Land (Contributor) 37 copies
Nine Witch Tales (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
Favourite Tales: Rumpelstiltskin (Orig Text, some editions) 29 copies
Witches, Witches, Witches (Contributor) 28 copies
Irish Fairy Legends (Translator, some editions) 27 copies
Seven at One Blow: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm (some editions) 24 copies, 2 reviews
Rumpelstiltskin and Other Grimm Tales (Author) 24 copies, 1 review
Dragons, Dragons, Dragons (Contributor) 17 copies
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : Lohengrin (Contributor) 13 copies, 1 review
Castles and Dragons (Contributor) 11 copies
Grimms' Storytime Library (Original stories) 10 copies
Little Red Riding Hood (Author) 10 copies, 1 review
Grimm's Fairy Tales (some editions) 8 copies
Im weiten bunten Märchenland (Contributor) 8 copies
Witches (Contributor) 7 copies
Mein Reckless Märchenbuch 4 copies, 1 review
Grandma's Storybook (some editions) 3 copies
Favourite Tales (some editions) 2 copies
Rumpelstiltskin (Author) 2 copies
Bruin's Midnight Reader (Contributor, some editions) 1 copy

Top members (works)

Member favorites

19th century (164) animals (108) anthology (637) Brothers Grimm (504) children (569) children's (912) children's books (175) children's literature (427) classic (488) classics (589) collection (249) ebook (133) fairy tale (649) fairy tales (4,673) fairy tales and folklore (107) fantasy (931) fiction (2,549) Folio Society (113) folklore (1,144) folktale (210) folktales (475) German (476) German literature (287) Germany (257) Grimm (345) hardcover (185) illustrated (247) Kindle (137) literature (570) mythology (389) non-fiction (179) own (152) picture book (796) poetry (108) princess (113) read (211) short stories (924) to-read (1,032) traditional literature (159) unread (157)

Jacob Grimm has 6 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Disambiguation notice
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm born in 1785, is the older of two brothers known as Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm is the other. Each author published books separately and these names should not be combined with each other nor with a combined name such as Brothers Grimm or Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Thanks. Individual books can be combined by ISBN if there is one.

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales is not at all equivalent to selections and editions intended for children.

Member ratings

Average: (4.06)
0.5 6
1 19
1.5 8
2 140
2.5 34
3 827
3.5 147
4 1502
4.5 140
5 1500

Author pictures (5)

(see all 5 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Jacob Grimm is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Jacob Grimm is composed of 28 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 169,964,511 books! | Top bar: Always visible